Tiny kitchens can feel claustrophobic when cabinets are towering overhead. Many cooks can't reach what's in them and the overall feeling is boxy and closed in. Get organized and trade the top cupboards for open storage. Consider shelving, pot racks and magnetic knife or spice holders instead. Your kitchen will look more spacious and serve up display space for your favorite dishes, shiny pots and pans, or artwork.
The delicate balance of old and new, as well as connecting the great room and dining room, makes this traditional English Country kitchen a vibrant social destination for family members and guests alike. Looking up at the ceiling is a special treat when one notices the unique Victorian chandelier that completes the room.
Just moments from Montecito's lower village, this historic english country manor sits on 1.8 acres, privately hidden behind eucalyptus trees and garden hedges with breathtaking ocean and mountain vistas. Two stately iron gates lead to the estates elegant motor court and the updated home's old world facade.
In the distance, the Kousa Dogwood acts as a focal point to pull the eye through the front pathway along with the low Liriope in the foreground. Designer tip: Soft textures and colors, like in these hydrangeas, evoke a feeling of being able to wander and get lost in relaxation.
As if it were straight from storybook, this quintessential home comes complete with a sloping slate rooftop and stone pathway. Purple hydrangeas provide a pop of color to the otherwise simple landscaping.
This dining space, designed by Emily Henderson of HGTV's Secrets from a Stylist features an English Country design scheme that gives the room an all-over quaint, decidedly proper feel. The gray and white wallpaper adds a decorative accent to the wooden drop-leaf table, which includes two black dining chairs at either end. A design tip from Emily: "When it comes to designing your own home, don't over think it. Go out and take pictures. Visualize things, have fun, play around!"
A covered outdoor room in Atlanta serves as a shady place for dining al fresco and resting, even outfitted with a twin bed. It was designed by Beth Webb. The English country-style space also has a fireplace, beadboard ceiling and blue accents.
A romantic English country-inspired sitting area features a dramatic blue velvet chair, golden cocktail table, landscape panting, a lantern, paneling, a white rug and a vase of flowers. The room is designed by Susan Ferrier; the architect is Bobby McAlpine. The room is featured in “Poetry of Place: The New Architecture and Interiors of McAlpine."
A wrought iron chandelier with candle-like lights accents this English-style dining room. Straffordshire China in country blue lines the shelves of a wide buffet table behind a long dining table and Windsor dining chairs.